Alter Hard Drive Label or Partition Name in DOS

It is easy to change hard disk partition name in any windows operating system. Users just choose the option of renames from the contextual drop down list. Generally, users can create a new label name for volume during formatting of windows operating system

Label.exe is the command-line utility for changing the labels of names of the hard disk partitions. It is available in most Microsoft DOS and windows operating system including windows 98, Windows 95, Windows NT, windows 2000, windows ME, and windows server 2000.

To use this label.exe utility you need to use this syntax:

LABEL [drive:][label]

Example,

Label c: Music

Note: label.exe utility command line will work only if hard disk is not write-protected

Alternatively user simply enter “label” command to change or view current partition name on working operating system’s drive. It means through this command user can view or change label of the hard disk partition.   

Please bear in mind that the labeling of hard disk partition takes place with ASCII characters, and if you make mistakes, the Scandisk recognizes these characters, and assumes it to be corrupt or incorrect label of volume. The Scandisk then starts to fix that label. However, if scandisk start fixing label of volume, it may remove or delete all the space and information in that particular hard drive partition.

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